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SACKETT'S HARBOR

NINETEENTH-CENTURY DANCE MUSIC FROM WESTERN NEW YORK STATE

Music researched and selected by James. W Kimball • Book designed and edited by Thomas M. Bohrer • A Companion Book to Sampler Recording 8809

56 pages • 8 1/2 x 11 inches • plastic-bound, opens flat.

book alone $16 • book & tape $22.50 • book & cd $28

James W. Kimball, ethnomusicologist on the faculty of the State University College at Geneseo, New York, has long studied and been fascinated by the social dance music of Western New York State. From his extensive collection of manuscripts and interviews with traditional dance musicians, he has compiled a collection of dance music typical to rural New York during the nineteenth — and well into the twentieth — century.

The tunebook includes the melodies heard on the Sackett's Harbor recording, most from unpublished manuscripts of early fiddlers, a few from obscure early publications. Chord symbols have been added, based on 19th-century performance style. The book also featueres an eight-page introduction, notes on the tunes, facsimile pages from 19th-century manuscripts, and comparitive musical examples from other published sources.

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CONTENTS

Introduction

The Tunes

  1. Sir Philip MacQue (slip jig)
  2. Virginia Reel
  3. Money Musk (reel)
  4. Cotillion Sett [Bennett's Reel /two untitled jigs / McDonald's Reel]
  5. Nellie Grey (air)
  6. Bricklayer's Hornpipe
  7. Bank of Flowers (reel)
  8. Satan's Vision [Devil's Dream] (reel)
  9. Black Joke (jig)
  10. Crooked S (jig)
  11. Waltz Medley [Ransom's Waltz / two untitled waltzes]
  12. Opera Reel
  1. On Time Quadrilles (jig / reel / jig)
  2. Fireman's Dance (reel)
  3. Tempest Reel
  4. Drops of Brandy (slip jig)
  5. Warring's Waltz
  6. Rochester Schottische
  7. Flowers of Michigan (reel)
  8. Bantry Bay Boys (jig)
  9. Niagara French Four (reel)
  10. Zip Coon (reel)
  11. Boyne Water (reel)
  12. Sackett's Harbor / Belfast Volunteers / Logan Water (reels)

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